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The Andersons Plant Nutrient Group is hiring a Director to lead our Wholesale Commodities and Risk. The Plant Nutrient Group formulates, stores, and distributes nutrient, specialty, and industrial inputs and corncob based products through our strategically located facilities and extensive network.
This position will directs all aspects of risk management, product sourcing, and pricing/marketing functions, associated with the business group's materials and products, to support achievement of the group's annual business plan and long-term strategies by meeting or exceeding sales and gross margin objectives and controlling risk.
Leads development and implementation of the group's strategies for supply, marketing, and commodity risk management functions.
Establish and achieve income goals consistent with division and company goals and objectives; develop and manage supply and gross profit plans to maximize gross profit and customer satisfaction.
Ensures systems, controls, and metrics are in place and functioning to profitably manage price and production risk to measure performance of sales and merchandising functions.
Execute a working knowledge of risk mitigation techniques and their implementation as they apply to the assigned areas; take appropriate action to offset growing or pending inventory risk or price risk; keep key staff apprised of current and pending commercial plans, strategies, and risks; and to gather input from other team members to maintain transparency in positions and overall risk.
Directs the activities of evaluating business partners, negotiating and purchasing/selling products related to supporting sales plans and customer needs.
Collaborates with group leadership teams and strategic partners to understand, monitor, and forecast impact of industry and market dynamics including potential legislative and regulatory impacts
What is expected of you and others at this level
Provides leadership and direction through Senior Managers and Managers
Is typically accountable for the performance and results of: A large strategically important discipline in an extremely large market; or Related disciplines or a medium-sized function in a large market or medium-sized market; or A medium-sized discipline or department in a major region
Adapts and executes functional or departmental business plans and contributes to the development of functional or departmental strategies
Decisions are guided by functional strategies and priorities
Minimum Qualifications & Skills
Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred
7-10 years' relevant experience required
Successful in identifying new ideas and opportunities, bringing those ideas together and developing and executing a strategy
Experience of building relationships with suppliers and/or business partners who are key to our business
Understands and has experience in negotiating warehouse agreements
Ability to drive a team to understand different market drivers, articulate this into a point of view and executable strategy
Ability to understand financial reports of our assets and identify opportunities to improve the P & L of that business through optimizing product positioning and storage/tanks
Proven ability to develop people and lead a team
SAP experience and knowledge is preferred
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. It does not include all responsibilities and skills required of the job and may be changed at any time. All responsibilities must be completed in compliance with all safety protocols, policies, procedures and consistent with the spirit and philosophy of The Andersons' Statement of Principles.
Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Also, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. The Andersons, Inc. is a Drug-Free Workplace. The Andersons, Inc. is an EO employer M/F/Veteran/Disability/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.
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